NEW YORK –  Chris Weidman was disappointed Luke Rockhold wasn’t able to compete at UFC 230. However, he said the rematch with his fellow UFC champ was merely an obstacle to a greater goal: Winning the belt back. Rockhold (16-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) was forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 230 bout with Weidman (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) due to a series of injuries. He was replaced by Ronaldo Souza (25-6 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in the UFC 230 co-headliner, which takes place Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. After dropping the title to Rockhold at UFC 194 in December 2015, the idea of running it back was an exciting opportunity for Weidman. He admits to being disheartened when he found out it wasn’t happening but said he was able to refocus on the task at hand

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